Skip to content

Science Pirates

Monday 22 July 2019, 12:00-Sunday 15 September 2019, 09:00

Add to calendar

Science Pirates

Muscles respond to exercise by getting bigger and stronger, but how do bones respond? To answer this question, we have used the contemporary escape room concept to develop a mental and physical adventure-based game to help participants figure out the answer. We have utilised a pirate-themed escape room (due to the association of skeletons with pirates and the signature symbol of pirate flags as a skull and crossed bones) with a digital element using QR codes as a medium to educate the public about bone biology. QR codes are scannable barcodes which can act as a link to a digital medium such as music, video, or games. Using a treasure map and decoding sheet, players navigate the escape room to identify answers needed to unlock a treasure box to escape. The decoding sheet encompasses questions related to bone biology, and the answers are found as QR codes which players have to scan using a tablet.

Facebook

Instagram

Join the 'Science Pirates', a group of scientists @CardiffDental promoting biological concepts through an escape room style #publicengagement activity on 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 7th Sept and 14th Sept (10:30 - 15:30) @MenterCaerdydd funded by @wellcometrust #ISSF3.

Menter Caerdydd
Yr Hen Lyfrgell
The Hayes
Cardiff
CF10 1BH

Share this event